The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161

News and Announcements

20th April, 2014


18th April: Good Friday Stations, Solemn Commemoration and Tenebrae

Registration for our new parish is now available online (see the homepage of our website), or via the forms available in the vestibule. Please note that even if you are on our current contact list, you will not be enrolled in the new Parish unless you register. Please take the time to commit to the Parish by registering soon.

Father Tattersall will be installed formally as Parish Priest by His Grace, the Archbishop of Melbourne at 11am Solemn Mass at St Aloysius’ on Friday 25th April. Afterwards, there will be a Parish Barbecue and Picnic, during which presentations from the Parish will be made to each of His Grace and Father Tattersall. Those wishing to make a donation towards each of these gifts may do so in the Vestibule after Mass today, Easter Sunday. Cards will be available to sign.

Novena to Our Patron For his intercession on behalf of the priests and people of our new Parish, a Parish Novena (a prayer to be recited on nine successive days) will be offered to our Patron, Blessed John Henry Newman commencing on Saturday 26th April and concluding on Monday 5 May.

The Novena prayer includes specific intentions for Father Tattersall as our first Parish Priest, who is to be officially installed on the day before the Novena, for the welfare and intentions of the Archbishop, in gratitude for his gift of a parish, and for the former Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI who via Summorum Pontificum commanded that an honoured and secure place be maintained for the traditional Mass of the 1962 Missal in the life of the Universal Church.

In your charity, please recite the following each day during the Novena:

"O Blessed John Henry Newman, our Patron, you saw the work of the Holy Spirit in the faith of the people who heard the voice of the Lord in His Holy Church and clung to Her; do you pray to Almighty God, we beseech you, for us, the priests and people of this Parish erected under your patronage, that we may persevere in fidelity and in charity and that our first Pastor, Father Tattersall, may be guided and sustained in leading our Parish. Do you pray too, to Almighty God, we beseech you, for the welfare and intentions of His servant, our Archbishop, His Grace, Denis Hart, who by the grace of God, has bestowed on all those in his care who are attached to the traditional liturgy of the Holy Church the benefit of a Parish. Do you pray, too, we beseech you, for the welfare and intentions of the former Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI who, in solicitude for the beauty of truth, ordered that a respected place was to be kept in the life of the Church for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For these, we beseech you, Blessed John Henry Newman, pray to Almighty God, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever. Amen"

followed by:

"Pater Noster . . ." (Our Father . . .)

"Ave Maria . . . "(Hail Mary . . . )

"Gloria Patri . . ." (Glory be . . .)

and conclude with:

"Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us."


Easter offering envelopes are now available in the vestibule. Your offerings are for the support of the clergy who serve the Parish of Bl. John Henry Newman. Envelopes may be placed in either collection. Thank you for your generosity

Br Shawn Murphy will arrive home on Easter Tuesday for a short visit to see his family, and meet with the priest members of the Brisbane Oratory in Formation. Br Shawn will give a talk on life in the Oratory after Solemn Mass on Low Sunday (27th April), at which he will be Subdeacon. All are welcome. Following Br. Shawn’s talk, there will be a luncheon gathering of the Newman Fellowship.

The Catholic Women's League at Newman Parish will meet at Maryvale at 12.15 p.m. on Sunday, 25th May: CWL member Fiona Basile, Photographer and Journalist at "Kairos", will speak about her representation at the United Nations on behalf of the League in 2013 and she will be worshipping with us at Solemn Mass. To mark Library Week, this will be followed by a short talk commencing at 1.15 p.m. about the facilities and services of the Caroline Chisholm Library by Anna and Anthony Krohn. Further details will be posted on the Newman Parish Facebook and CWL Vic/WW Facebook. Email reminders will be sent to CWL members and friends. All are welcome to attend. Please also note that on Sunday, June 15th at 12.15 p.m. the CWL will welcome Karin Clark to speak about Dr Sr Mary Glowrey, JMJ, Servant of God. For further details please contact Dawn Shaw - or mobile 0400663274.

Transcending Dualisms in Theological Anthropology - A conference to celebrate the canonisation of John Paul II is being held by the John Paul II Institute.Speakers at the conference include: His Excellency Javier Martínez Archbishop of Granada,Dr Aaron Riches, Prof. Tracey Rowland, Dr Thaddeus Kozinski, and Dr W Chris Hackett Dates: • May 8th at 10.00am All Saints Catholic Parish Hall (located at Sacred Heart School, 107 King William St, Fitzroy) • May 9th at 9.30am & May10th at 9.00am Knox Room, Thomas Carr Centre, 278 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne Cost: $240 ($100 for individual days), Meals provided. Conference Dinner $100 per person, Room With A View, The Pumphouse, 128 Nicholson St, Fitzroy. Booking: Registrations close: 2 May 2014 A link to the brochure on our website is here

Harman Lecture Also included in the Conference is the Harman Lecture to be delivered by His Excellency Javier Martínez, Archbishop of Granada. The topic of the Harman Lecture is “The Theological & Pastoral Crisis of Dualism: For an Ecclesial imagination beyond the captivities of Nominalism, Suárez and contemporary Liberal Metaphysics. Date: Friday 9 May 2014, at 9:30am Knox Room, Thomas Carr Centre, 278 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne No charge for this event. Register: A link to the brochure on our website is here

Catechesis for adults, based on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, has commenced. However, it is still not too late to join the class. We will next meet on Sunday 4th May. Classes will be held fortnightly after Sunday Solemn Mass for approximately 45 minutes

Sacrament of Confirmation: it is anticipated that Confirmation will be conferred at St Aloysius’ on Sunday, 31st August, 2014. Adults requiring confirmation, or parents wishing their children to be confirmed (usually between the ages of 10-12) are asked to contact the Secretary by email or post.

The Thomas More Centre is hosting their annual Ball this coming May. The ball is a wonderful way for young Catholic adults to network with other young like-minded Catholics as well as having a great time Date: Friday 9 May, 2014 at 19:00 sharp. Venue: Aurora Receptions, 149 Donald Street, Brunswick East, Vic. Tickets: $45.00 Includes three-course meal. Soft drinks provided,beer and wine at bar prices. Rsvp by Friday 2 May Phyllis Restall: 0429 336 053 or Agent Grace Kiely: 0421 215 240 Email: or Online @

Roman Pilgrimage, 23rd – 26th October, 2014: each year, since 2012, the Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum gathers in Rome those Catholics devoted to the Extraordinary Form, to express their fidelity to the Chair of Peter, and renew their commitment to Evangelisation. For more details, visit

CWL Spanish Pilgrimage: The Catholic Women’s League of Victoria-Wagga Wagga is organising a Pilgrimage through Spain and Portugal, 10th – 22nd October, 2014. Following the pathways of the great Spanish saints – Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Ignatius of Loyola, along part of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, it will finish at the revered Marian site at Fatima. Anyone is welcome to join the Pilgrimage which will be accompanied by an experienced bi-lingual guide and Chaplain, Fr Tony Shallue, P.P. Myrtleford. Deposits are due by 10th April. Full details from Sylvia: e-mail

From the Parish Priest

The Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, shares not only in the Passion & Death of Her Founder, but also in the victorious reality of His Resurrection. As our patron, Bl. John Henry Newman, wrote: “It is true, there have been seasons when, from the operation of external or internal causes, the Church has been thrown into what was almost a state of deliquium; but Her wonderful revivals, while the world was triumphing over Her, is a further evidence of the absence of corruption in the system of doctrine and worship into which she has developed….She pauses in Her course, and almost suspends Her functions; She rises again, and She is Herself once more; all things are in their place and ready for action. Doctrine is where it was, and usage, and precedence, and principle, and policy; there may be changes, but they are consolidations or adaptations; all is unequivocal and determinate, with an identity which there is no disputing.”

As we celebrate the triumph of the Risen Lord, let us pray that the mystery of His Resurrection may be manifest not only in our own hearts, but also in the true renewal of His Church.

Together with Frs McDaniels & Marshall, I wish each of our parishioners a blessed & joyous Easter. I hope to see you on ANZAC Day (this Friday) at my Installation Mass, and at the Parish BBQ picnic afterwards.

Yours devotedly in our Risen Saviour,

Fr Glen Tattersall

Parish Priest & Rector

    • April 25 - Easter Friday (Anzac Day)

    Installation of Fr Tattersall as Parish Priest

    In the presence of His Grace, Archbishop Denis Hart, Fr Tattersall is installed as our new Parish Priest.

    • April 26

    Low Sunday

    Br Shawn Murphy returns to St Aloysius from the Toronto Oratory and gives a talk to the community.

    • April 26 - May 5

    Parish Novena

    For his intercession on behalf of the priests and people of our new Parish.

  • Newman Fellowship for Young Adults

    Our next meeting will welcome back our own Shawn Murphy, former Newman Fellowship organizer, and now novice at the Toronto Oratory.

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  • Catechesis Classes

    Fortnightly Catechesis based on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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  • Bible Study Classes

    No previous knowledge is required, and everyone is welcome.

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  • Catholic Women's League Newman Parish Group

    Join the regular CWL meetings at Maryvale after Solemn Mass.

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  • Support Shawn Murphy and the Oratory

    Find out how to help Shawn, currently a Novice at the Toronto Oratory, in his formation for the Brisbane Oratory

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  • Psallamus - Our Mixed Choir

    Psallamus is our regular choir - further information and recordings are available here.

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  • The Newman Singers - Our new choir

    Find out how to join the Newman Singers, our new mixed choir. Young men and women welcome.

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  • The Wolff Organ

    The organ is of very high historical and musical significance as one of only two two-manual organs built by J.W. Wolff to survive intact

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Newman Parish Facebook

Our Facebook site contains important reminders of events in the Newman Parish and beyond.

Our YouTube Channel

Here you will find videos of parish events, with an emphasis on key homilies.

Bishop Meeking Holy Week Homilies

Bishop Meeking has visited us for Holy Week for five years in a row. Herein lie some of his marvellous homilies

Homily on our 10th Anniversary

Bishop Elliott celebrated Mass at St Aloysius' on 3rd February, 2013 to mark our 10th anniversary.